Sayreville students take part in ‘wonder’ful fundraiser

The bake sale will be held from 7-10 p.m. Dec. 17; 1-10 p.m. Dec. 18; and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 19, at AMF Strathmore Lanes, 1061 Route 34, Aberdeen Township.


SAYREVILLE – Students at Samsel Upper Elementary School raised $724 to pay for three surgeries for children in need.

During their lunch periods April 17-19, students at the Sayreville school took fun pictures with their friends for a donation to benefit Operation Smile, which helps underprivileged children with cleft lip or cleft palate, according to information provided by fifth grade teacher Michelle Leonard.

The funds raised also include donations made during a Family Movie Night at the school where they showed “Wonder,” as well as donations from teachers.

Leonard began the fundraiser at the school a few years ago, inspired by the book “Wonder.”